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Old 07-09-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Will this HPI body fit on this Tamiya M05 well?

Here is the kit..
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBPHD&P=7
and the body..
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXABLX&P=7

My co worker says it will work but I don't really think it will. If someone has tried let me know.
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Wheelbase is spot on but it's way too wide at 190mm. M05 is only 160mm.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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Its not 190mm wide, that spec is incorrect. The HPI Civic mini body will work great on the M05. I had that exact same body on my M05 a few years ago.
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yes, it will work.
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I've got one now and it works perfect on the medium chassis, which the crx kit is.

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Yes the body will fit, but the wheels can rub the body if mounted poorly.

Here is the Tamiya Mini Cooper thread on RCTECH.net (http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ni-cooper.html).

It is a great resource for any questions about Tamiya M-Series cars.
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Here is the body mounted on my old M05. If you are using the taller 60D tires, as mentioned, you will need to cut out the wheel wells a bit larger.
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There are two versions of the Hpi mini Civic body. The old one long discontinued had wheel openings and arches made for smaller 55mm diameter tires. The new revised one which looks the same have larger wheel openings and arches to fit the Cup Racer's 60mm diameter tires. The body was revised specifically to fit the Cup Racer's larger wheels/tires and listed as EK9 True Ten body. The old one does not have this in the description.
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Here is the body mounted on my old M05. If you are using the taller 60D tires, as mentioned, you will need to cut out the wheel wells a bit larger.
So the stock tires with the kit work fine correct? They're not 60D?
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Better yet what size rims and tires would you recommend to fit the body perfectly? Links?
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So the stock tires with the kit work fine correct? They're not 60D?
Those are 60D sized tires. Its pretty close, so may not have to cut, or cut a bit larger ever so slightly. I ran 55mm diameter tires on my M05.

Either way, buy a wheel/tire set that grips best for you, not for what fits the body best. You can always adjust the wheel well sizes anyways.
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Umm no one read/gets what I was trying to say? The new HPI body you now get and the one listed in Towerhobbies has the larger wheel opening. You DON'T have to cut anything larger to fit 60D, stock Tamiya, Hpi cup racer, 55D, Ride inch ups, etc. mini tires. You can even run TC sedan foams if you true them down and the offset is correct.
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Really just going for looks on this one though. Not performance what so ever. Making a model of the real car I have. Thanks for all the help everyone.
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